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May 1, 2009

SIEPR Policy Forum on Jobs Now and Jobs in the Future

SIEPR Policy Forum on Jobs Now and Jobs in the Future

The financial crisis has resulted in rising unemployment, and a fear we might be seeing a situation not experienced since the 1930s. The Policy Forum looks at a range of issues.  First, where are we right now and how is the rest of the world doing?  Next, how will this affect manufacturing and what is the Administration's next steps? In particular, what form of stimulus is the best for reducing unemployment.

There are also concerns about the long term - can clean tech lead the way, what about the traditional Wall Street positions, and can medical entrepreneurship turn a problem into a growth area?

May 1, 2009

9:00am to 10:00am
Session 1
Economic Challenges and Unemployment
Presenter(s) : 

Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution and former director of OMB, Economic Challenges and U.S. Unemployment

T.N. Srinivasan, Yale University and SCID, Impact of Global Economic Shocks on India and China

10:00am to 11:00am
Session 2
Manufacturing Jobs and Middle Class Wages
Presenter(s) : 

George Eads, CRA International, Can the Auto Industry be Saved in the U.S.?

John Pencavel, Stanford University, Labor Unions and the Employee Free Choice Act

11:00am to 12:00pm
Session 3
The Policy View From the Capitol
Presenter(s) : 

Cecilia Rouse, Council of Economic Advisers and Princeton University

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Session 4
Lunch and Discussion: Will the Stimulus Bill Provide Jobs?
Presenter(s) : 

Brad DeLong, University of California - Berkeley

Pete Klenow, Stanford University

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Session 5
Do High Skills Guarantee Future Success?
Presenter(s) : 

Darrell Duffie, Stanford University, The Future of Wall Street

Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University, Why Do Specialist Physicians Earn More Than Generalist Physicians?

Andy Chan, Stanford University, The Value of an MBA

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Session 6
Just Do It: Recent Stanford Grads Pioneering Clean Tech
Presenter(s) : 

Doug Allen, E3

Dimitri Dadiomov, Better Place

Rebecca Levin, U.S. Department of Energy

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 7
The Economic Impacts of Clean Technology
Presenter(s) : 

Andrea Larson, University of Virginia, Clean Tech Entrepreneurship

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Session 8
Experimental Man: On the Future of Personalized Medicine
Presenter(s) : 

David Duncan, Author, and University of California-Berkeley